I heard a seriously tragic statistic a couple weeks ago during a Kartini Day film screening about women’s rights and women’s health in Indonesia.
Nearly 80% of women in Indonesia have been subjected to some form of female circumcision.
Some say that it’s an Islamic tradition (not law) to “honor the woman.” Some say that it was a tradition that was in Indonesia before Islam. It’s considered “harmless” by many, and used to “tame the woman and her sexual desires and make her preferable for her husband.”
Preferable? Come on.
Frankly, I think it is completely unnecessary. Slicing off/open part of a young girl’s clitoris is just damaging, no matter how you look at it. You body is perfect the way God made it. Let it be, and quit telling girls their NORMAL body parts are dirty, sinful or even masculine.
What’s wrong with what God gave us? Nothing.
I’m reading up on it, but does that 80% statistic scare you as much as it does me?